Ghisla Art Collection Foundation



The Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection was established in April 2014 with the clear vision to make an artistic collection of international significance accessible to the public, to share it with everyone who appreciates the timeless value of art. The futuristic building housing the collection was designed by Locarno architects Moro & Moro and is located in the town centre just a short walk from the harbour.

The 2022 season opens with a new selection of works from the Ghisla collection on the first two floor of the museum. Here visitors can embark on a journey through works by the major exponents of modern and contemporary art of the last 80 years. Basquiat, Picasso, Miró, Magritte, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Haring, Rosenquist, Botero, Bonalumi, Tàpies and Dubuffet are just some of the artists whose works are on display.

The last floor hosts the exhibition “Naeuma Antimatter”, a tribute to the work of Andrea Mariconti, an interesting italian artist . On display is the encounter between contemporary sound research and the century-old material of bronze, in a sound-vision experience where the objective is to explore new paths of expression able to combine contemporary sculptural, pictorial and musical research.

Included in the entrance fee is a handy audio guide describing the exhibitions in Italian, German, French and English.
The museum is open from March 20, 2022 until January 8, 2023.



Opening times:

Wednesday – Sunday: 13.30 – 18.00


Wednesday – Sunday: 13.30 – 17.30

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Entrance fees
CHF 18 - Adults
CHF 15 - Seniors
CHF 11 - Children (aged between 12 and 18) and students
Free for children under 12 years of age.

To organise guided tours for groups, please contact us to make a reservation.

Accessible to visitors with a disability.


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